Our guests on Rag Radio were Tim Hayles of the Ethical Society of Austin and Bonny Gardner of Austin’s First Unitarian Universalist Church. They were joined by singer-songwriter and “eco-troubadour” Bill Oliver, who performed three songs on the show. This podcast was recorded during KOOP's membership drive and includes fundraising pitches.
Tim Hayles, a software engineer with a Masters in Computer Science from Rice, has been active with the Ethical Society since 2002. The Ethical Society of Austin is “a humanistic religious organization dedicated to personal ethics and reason… and inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society.” Bonny Gardner is a practicing psychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and is involved in community health work and health care advocacy. She has served on First Unitarian’s Public Affairs Forum Committee for 20 years. The church offers “an inclusive spiritual community” that is “primarily concerned with how we should live, individually and collectively, so that we might become better people.” Bill Oliver, according to Peter Yarrow, “is simply on of the most enthusiastic, joyful, positive forces in the world of music today.”
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern). Contact: email@example.com. Running time: 57:12.